Nathaniel Tarn (born 1928) is a British poet. Born in 1928 in Paris of British parents and educated in France, Belgium and England, he is a trained anthropologist. He has travelled widely, in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and has a more cosmopolitan outlook than most British poets. He is often regarded as one of the Group.
- I speak from ignorance.
Who once learned much, but speaks from ignorance now.
- Poem Last of the Chiefs
- Where there's no stop and go
a thought may wet your face,
a breath arreat your stare.
- Poem Markings
- The death-of-the-author thematics, as commonly adapted, are another inanity: when society does its very best to homogenize us, what is wrong with a strong, knowledgeable, and responsible ego crying in the darkening wildnerness?
- "Octavio Paz, Anthropology, and the Future of Poetry" (1999) in The Embattled Lyric (2007)